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  • Thermaltake Armor A60 Case Review
  • Thermaltake Armor A60 Case Review


    Case Construction

    The Thermaltake Armor A60 is constructed from SECC steel and has a net weight of 15 lbs.  This is rather light for a middle tower case and we can attribute this to something left out of the specifications, the thickness of the SECC steel.   As you may have guessed the metal is extremely thin and while fancy bends and embossing help strengthen the metal it doesn't prevent the panels from rattling.
    Of course the flip side is with the reduction of case material the case can be lighter, which is important since it can also be cheaper.  This brings us to a point I, as a reviewer, was trying to make early in this article.  How far can you push unique case "mods", using inexpensive materials, and still justify the costs involved to add the mods in the first place?
    The way I see it, this case has overstepped.  First of all the chassis is actually rather small, which limits the case to a budget build category.  The dual fan location at the top is too wide to support a dual fan radiator (without modification) so "easy" DIY watercooling is out.  The plastic front bezel supports the overall theme of the case, but why bother adding metal mesh inlays? Granted the inlays look nice, but also seem out of place. 

    Of course the extensive use of cooling mesh really screams "cheap no-name ebay chassis", however this opinion is only supported by the actual material used.  Had the Armor A60 come with thicker metal and a stronger frame we could easily justify the extensive cooling options and "EasySwap" drive bay.  Otherwise reduce the extra cooling, remove the hot-swap, make the window larger, and sell it for 20bux less.